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You leave town tonight, right now.

And when you’re gone; you stay gone, or you be gone.

If you arc lucky enough to own a weekend pied-a-terre, you can give free rein to your interior design fantasies. At least, this was the way one young couple saw it when they bought their apartment in Poznan, a city in western Poland. The pair is from Poznan originally, but for years they have lived and worked in the capital, Warsaw. Their Warsaw-flat — their home during the week — is rather more conventional.

Frequent travel back and forth between the two cities led the couple to the decision

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SEA

CHANGE

An iridescent green glass tile forms the backdrop of this renovated bathroom.

Beauty may only be skin deep, but sometimes that might be all you have to work with. Small spaces are a given in most apartment blocks in New York — and the rooms in this 1960s-era apartment were no different.

«The apartment was in its original condition when my clients bought the property,» says Alan Berman AAIA, president of Archetype. «We were contracted to carry out a complete remodel, which included updating the guest and master bathrooms.

«The construction comprised 75mm-thick concrete walls with wire mesh and

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Muled, colours

Make use of natural colours such as off-whites, creams, black, grey and earthy browns.

Crooked walls with layers and layers of centuries-old paint are just one of the imperfections that made us fall in love with this gorgeous home.

Giuseppe’s home near Reggio Emilia is a rural paradise of cultivated fields, old vineyards, centuries-old oaks and rows of mulberry trees. Giuseppe’s apartment was added to the compound at the beginning of the 19’h century to store crops on the lower floor while the farmers lived upstairs. This is the world where he grew up…

Life is a garden

It was

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MORRISEY

The art of business travel.

Conveniently located in the heart of Jakarta, Morrissey Serviced Apartment is the hotel of choice for business travelers. A home away from home, this hip and new 135-room serviced apartment, understands the needs of busy executive travelers, who look for convenience and comfort while on the road.

Location, location, location. Morrissey Serviced Apartment boasts a prime and coveted address right in the heart of Jakarta, pulsating with the city’s business and cultural life. Thanks to its proximity to the Central Business District, Morrissey lets you maximize your stay and minimize the time you spend on

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Matthew Wild

An opera director’s apartment in Cape Town is the perfect backdrop for his creative lifestyle

Matthew Wild was furiously packing his suitcase. His flight to Stockholm was at 4pm and it was already 3pm when we popped in for a chat at his apartment in Cape Town’s City Bowl. This isn’t the first time he’s travelled to Sweden in a rush. With a career in theatre direction, he’s taken his productions to playhouses as far removed as Australia and Dublin, and from his trips abroad he’s picked up a love for design, especially that from Scandinavia. When he gets back

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LIVING ART

The Giannonis show us what teamwork really is about, in this airy, artsy apartment that combines their passions and interests.

“The challenge was to prevent the space becoming boxy. The guest rooms have double doors which slide open for a spacious feel ” says Jenny Newton.

Danilo Giannoni paints in many colours, and green is definitely one of them. The jovial artist, photographer and jewellery designer ushers us into his apartment with a hearty welcome, liberally sprinkled with offerings of food and assurances that “my home is your home”, in a true display of Italian hospitality. The home in question

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Teach me LIFE

A friend of my mother — Alla — many years ago adopted a girl Lily. Up to two years of h yl I lived with an older sister Masha and alcoholic parents. Then Dad killed Mom and went to prison. Lily went to the house of the baby. When she was five years old, Allah took her to Paris, in a large bright apartment in the 16th district, learned to speak French every year used to take a rest on the Cote d’Azur, where she has her own villa. The first shock Alla felt when Lil’ka pointed to the iron

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Equal marriage

Faultless taste of the owners of these classic apartments in Paris helped them create the interior, which perfectly combines the attributes of a life of luxury and high design of the XX century.

Sixteenth District of Paris has a reputation of the most wealthy and conservative residential area. «Setting oblige» — joking hostess, one after another, throwing open the doors for us eight rooms in the apartment of 260 square meters. The apartment is located in a classical «Ottoman» house built in 1905 next to the Trocadero and the romantic staircase Avenue de Camões, which has become the venue of

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GRACE NOTES

For a renowned fashion designer, home is a cool, calm, and collected Manhattan retreat.

When designer Adrienne Vittadini bought her Upper East Side apartment with husband and business partner Gianluigi Vittadini in 1486, the couple pretty much gutted the place and started over. In the almost 30 years since, Vittadini has, she says, «continually fiddled,» but the one thing that always remains constant is the serene palette: a cream with «greenish yellow undertones» she likens to the color of hay, and which defines much of the living space.

Ironically, at her eponymous design label, which Vittadini left in 1998, the

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Global Warming

MOODY COLORS AND EXOTIC STYLE LIVEN UP A HARLEM HOME

With her own design firm and a season of reality decorating show HGTV Design Star under her belt, Danielle Colding is no longer a rising star in the interior design world. It’s safe to say she has already risen. Her style—a little global, a little modern, with just a touch of the traditional—transforms spaces in a way that’s much deeper than just hanging artwork or adding a coat of paint.

You’ll often find Danielle mixing old with new, metallic shades on mattes, and neutrals with brights. And it’s this play

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